New Police K-9 Joins Lebanon Force
Will be Dual Trained
A new Police K9 has joined the Lebanon Police Department. K-9 Blesk is a one-year-old male Belgian Malinois that was born in Slovakia and imported into the United States in November of 2017.
K-9 Blesk will be partnered with his handler, Senior Officer Jeremy Perkins. Officer Perkins most recently worked with K-9 Max, who succumbed to cancer on December 11, 2017. K-9 Blesk was selected after a long vetting process that involved numerous K-9 candidates.
The Belgian Malinois is known for being a very tenacious, high energy, intelligent and friendly working dog, said the Lebanon Police Department. K-9 Blesk will be dual trained in both drug detection and patrol functions at the Vermont Police Canine Academy in Pittsford, VT, beginning this month. Upon completing training, Officer Perkins and K-9 Blesk will be assigned to the Patrol Bureau.